Peter J. Hamlin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Music; Director of Bands, Director of Music Education; Department Chair

Dr. Peter J. Hamlin is Associate Professor of Music at Gonzaga University, Chair of the Music Department, Director of Bands, and oversees the Music Education degree program. At Gonzaga, Dr. Hamlin directs the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds as well as...

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Contact Information

  • Fall 2022
    Tuesday: 9:00a.m.-11:00 a.m.
    Thursday: 9:00a.m.-11:00 a.m.
    Or by Appointment

  • (509) 313-6792

Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Music Education, University of Miami

M.M., Clarinet Performance, University of Connecticut

B.M., Music Education, University of Miami

Courses Taught

Wind Ensemble

Chamber Winds

Music Education Methods

Classroom Management and Assessment

World Music


Dr. Peter J. Hamlin is Associate Professor of Music at Gonzaga University, Chair of the Music Department, Director of Bands, and oversees the Music Education degree program. At Gonzaga, Dr. Hamlin directs the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds as well as teaches coursework in music education and ethnomusicology. He is also the faculty advisor to the Gonzaga University Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education.

Dr. Hamlin is in frequent demand as a conductor, lecturer, and music performance adjudicator. He has given presentations at conferences both nationally and internationally and is published in numerous journals. His research areas explore the constructs of deliberate practice and the development of expertise in addition to music assessment, psychometrics, and quantitative research methodology.

Dr. Hamlin taught high school band in the state of Florida for nine years where he led a very successful program that included multiple concert bands, marching band, jazz ensemble, indoor color guard and percussion, and multiple chamber ensembles.  Dr. Hamlin received his Ph.D. and Bachelors degrees in Music Education from the University of Miami in Florida and was awarded a Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Connecticut.  While there he was the Graduate Assistant Director of the marching band, women’s varsity basketball pep band, and the concert band. 

Dr. Hamlin holds memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, National Association for Music Education, International Society for Music Education, Washington Music Educators Association, College Music Society, Society for Ethnomusicology, Society for Music Perception and Cognition, and the International Clarinet Association.